Airtightness in Belgian high biocontainment facilities

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Following a discussion in 2011 at the meeting of the European Joint Enforcement Group of Contained Use & Deliberate release of GMOs (EEP2011) about the current situation on airtightness in highcontainment facilities throughout Europe, the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) of the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) decided to survey the biosafety officers of institutions with facilities of biosafety level 31 (BSL-3) in Belgium, and offered the possibility to measure the airtightness of their high-containment area by means of a blower-door test (norm NBN EN 13829:…

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